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January 12, 2016

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Art Room of the Month!

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Danielle Scicluna on her distinction of being recognized for her work by the Pennsylania Art Education Association! Her classroom was featured on the PAEA website as the Art Room of the Month! In her interview, Ms. Scicluna describes her classroom's culture: "Students should not be afraid to fail, take risks, and problem solve in my art room. I encourage my students to assume the teacher role, to make discoveries, and to create a community that embodies leadership." Please click here to learn more about this distinction and Ms. Scicluna's classroom. Ms. Scicluna is so proud of her students, and we are equally proud of her!


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Congratulations to all of the students who participated in L2U this past Saturday. To celebrate the more than 150 students who have been linked, and to promote linking even more students, we ask that everyone who has been linked wear your L2U t-shirts this Friday. If you have not been linked but are interested, let Mrs. Leatherbarrow know.

A Blast from the Past

Those of you formally from Jamison Elementary School may remember 5th Grade Teacher, Mr. Hottenstein. Well, his classroom is a finalist in the Scotties Tree Rock competition and they need our help...

Mr. Hottenstein's class from Jamison Elementary needs our support

We did it again! Another year…another trees rock video…another top 10 trip to the finals! Jamison Elementary is lucky enough to be in the top ten finalists for a video contest put on by Scotties Tissues. The video is about the benefit of trees. The winning school pulls in ten thousand dollars! You win by getting the most votes…so I’m asking everyone to not only vote, but tell everyone you know to vote and then tell everyone they know to vote. We’re hoping for a social media blitz!

You will need to enter some information the first time you vote. After that, you should be able to simply go online and vote once a day. You want to vote for Jamison Elementary School. Please spread the word and the link to vote. Remember that you can vote one time each day throughout the entire length of the contest. The contest runs from January 11th through February 7th. Click Here to Rock the vote!

To the Families of Tamanend Middle School

Thank you so much for your book donations. Because of you, we collected 302 books to be divided between the students at Martha Washington Elementary and Penn Treaty Middle School. Thank you for showing your school spirit and helping Community Service Club with this mission. Go Tigers! #RoAR

CB partners with Microsoft to offer Microsoft Office 365

Central Bucks School District has partnered with Microsoft to offer Microsoft Office 365 to students in Grades 5-12. Office 365's productivity suite enables students and teachers to share documents, access Microsoft software applications online and work collaboratively. As the district increases both teacher and student access to educational technology, we wanted to remind you of a great opportunity.

Microsoft Office is available free for students in grades 5-12. Students may want to take the opportunity to install the full Office applications on up to 5 PCs, Macs or tablets for free. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Students can learn more about the process here: http://www.cbsd.org/365

Once downloaded, students can work with classmates online and see each other's changes in real time with Office Online, the full version of Office or OneDrive.

Lost & Found

We have gathered all lost and forgotten items. If you are missing clothes, shoes, coats, glasses, or a phone from the school year, please visit Tamanend's Main Office Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.. All items not claimed by this Friday, January 15th, will be donated.

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TMS Parent Council

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 9am

1492 Stuckert Rd

Warrington, PA

Parent Council is an open meeting where all parents are welcome to attend to learn more about Tamanend Middle School.

For January's meeting, we are reading and discussing the book "Raising Kids to Thrive" by Kenneth Ginsburg. (If you don't have the chance to read it, no worries. Mrs. Leatherbarrow will share her notes :) Dr. Ginsburg will be coming to CB later this spring as a part of the Parent Positive series.

Nominate a TMS Student for Boomerang Recognition

CB Cares Educational Foundation recognizes and supports the students of Central Bucks School District for living by the 40 Developmental Assets. This month's asset is #9 Service to Others. Young person values service to others, in their family, school, or community. He/she commits to meaningful and caring actions. Please submit your Boomerang nomination using this Quia survey. Nominations for January's Boomerang Asset are due next Friday, January 22nd.

ParentPositive Series

CB Cares Educational Foundation, in partnership with the Central Bucks School District, Doylestown Health and the Central Bucks Family YMCA, is pleased to announce Parent

Positive, a five-part speaker series aimed at creating a healthier, stronger community.

Physical Health of Children/Teems

February 18 at 7 p.m. at Lenape Middle School

Resilient Kids: Build Your Stress Busting Tool Kit

March 12 at 1 p.m. at CBFYMCA

Kids: From 1-4 p.m. join in healthy, fun, and creative activities that will help them feel empowered and take control of the things that stress them out (parents are not required to attend)

Parents: From 1-2:30 p.m. hear a panel discussion with area professionals to gain insight on how we can help our children manage their stress.

Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protections with Trust

April 13 at 7 p.m. at Lenape Middle School

Dr. Ken Ginsberg, Pediatrician at CHOP, offers an overview of strategies to build resilience and promote the kind of traits that lead to our children becoming happy, successful adults.

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Support Tamanend While You Shop

If you use the following vendors, please think about supporting TMS while you shop:

  • Giant Food Store has an A+ School Rewards program through their clip-less coupon card that gives money to the school you designate every time you shop. Use this link to select Tamanend as your A+ school.
  • If you shop at Target and have a Target Red Card, you can register your card for Target's Take Charge of Education program so that Tamanend receives a percentage of your spending. Target has announced that it will end this program as of May 14, 2016 but has promised a different program instead.
  • Clip and send in Box Tops to the attention of NJHS; or, shop at the Box Top Market Place where you will find vendors such as Best Buy, KMart, Justice and more.
  • If you like to shop online, check out the eScrip Online Mall. When you sign up for an account, selecting Tamanend earns money for our school.

Tamanend Together is...

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